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Motivation for Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language: Experiences from DUCE

Show simple item record Ilonga, Emmanuel 2019-01-08T15:02:14Z 2019-01-08T15:02:14Z 2018
dc.description.abstract This study explores the motivation for learning Chinese language at the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). The major objective is to find out the reasons that motivated learners to enrol into the optional Chinese language course. The data used in the study was gathered through questionnaires and structured interviews. The presentation of findings reflected four types of motivation: intrinsic, extrinsic, integrative, and lastly, instrumental motivation. The results revealed that learners’ motivation for learning Chinese as a foreign language at the DUCE includes personal contentedness, developing base for further education abroad, integrating with the Chinese community and learning their culture, developing foundation for job opportunities in Chinese companies, and lastly, developing a base for personal businesses with the Chinese. Therefore, students are motivated by various reasons that cut across academic, social and economic reasons to learn foreign languages. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Education, Humanities and Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 7;Number 2
dc.subject Chinese language, foreign language, languages in Tanzania, motivation en_US
dc.title Motivation for Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language: Experiences from DUCE en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US

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